Archive | September, 2013

Fabulous Collection Moda 2013

29 September 2013

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Fabulous Collection Moda 2013

The specially invited guests at the second annual Collection Moda Fashion Showcase in Kingston were wowed by both the quality of the couture on the runway and the near flawless execution of the high profile, business-of-fashion oriented event. Held on September 18, 2013 at Hope Gardens, Collection Moda featured designers Lubica; Project Runway alums Gordana […]

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‘Soul Tek’ signals rise of reggae-soul

29 September 2013

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‘Soul Tek’ signals rise of reggae-soul

A taste of reggae-soul as distilled by singer/songwriter Mario Evon was released on September 10, 2013 in the form of the “danceable one drop groove” titled “Soul Tek” – the first single off his upcoming debut album “Reggae-Soul Volume 1: M.E. On Love”. Written and produced by Evon, the song was recorded in Bob Marley’s […]

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Top 10 finish for Gina at Miss World 2013

28 September 2013

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Top 10 finish for Gina at Miss World 2013

Eighteen-year-old Gina Hargitay, Miss Jamaica World 2013, finished in ninth place in the Miss World 2013 pageant, which was held on September 28, 2013, at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre in Bali, Indonesia. International beauties from 127 countries took part in the 63rd staging of the pageant, which was won by 23-year-old Megan Young from […]

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Tessanne impresses on ‘The Voice’

24 September 2013

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Tessanne impresses on ‘The Voice’

Twenty-five seconds into her performance of Pink’s hit song “Try”, talented Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin won over all four coaches on the second episode of Season 5 of The Voice, which aired on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 on NBC.  Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, the coaches on the popular American […]

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‘Home Again’ explores harsh reality of deportees

22 September 2013

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‘Home Again’ explores harsh reality of deportees

Emotions run high in “Home Again”, a film that follows the return of three deportees to their “home” in Jamaica – a place that has become a far cry from the idyllic memories of their childhood. They struggle to adjust to the unfamiliar and harsh realities that make their attempts at reintegration fraught with strife […]

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Celebrating Korean culture in Jamaica

22 September 2013

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Celebrating Korean culture in Jamaica

Elements of traditional and contemporary Korean culture were on show at the reception/cultural evening staged by the Korean Embassy in Kingston at the recently opened Arirang Korean Restaurant at Seventh Avenue Plaza on September 9, 2013. The event, which served as a forum for local K-Lovers – fans of Korean culture, featured Korean cuisine, a […]

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Reggae gone ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

21 September 2013

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Reggae gone ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Fourteen tracks spanning the early 1970s to 2012 are featured on Blue Ark FM, the reggae/dancehall radio station in the hotly anticipated, mega-selling video game Grand Theft Auto V. Hosted by eccentric reggae genius Lee “Scratch” Perry, the station’s formidable playlist includes tracks from Perry himself, Dennis Brown, Yellowman, Gregory Isaacs, Chronixx, Protoje, Konshens and […]

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Jamaica back in Clipper global yacht race

16 September 2013

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Jamaica back in Clipper global yacht race

For the third time, Jamaica will field an entry in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – a 40,000-mile, 11-month adventure at sea that will deliver global promotion to Jamaica and boost tourism in scenic Port Antonio when the 12 new state-of-the-art ocean racers arrive at the Errol Flynn Marina at the end of […]

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Pay Attention returns on October 5

16 September 2013

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Pay Attention returns on October 5

Fresh off the successful staging of the August edition Pay Attention, the premier hip-hop event in Kingston returns on Saturday, October 5 with featured acts The Sickest Drama (TSD), BPM, Slo Mo and reggae soul crooner Mario Evon. Resident DJs Inztinkz and Fatalic will control the turntables, complementing a diverse and talented group of performers […]

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Jamaica creates history at FIBA Americas

15 September 2013

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Jamaica creates history at FIBA Americas

The JamrockerZ, the Jamaican men’s national basketball team, made history in its first appearance in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship in September by advancing to the second round and scoring major upsets against two teams ranked in the top ten in the world in the process. The Sam Vincent-coached JamrockerZ finished 8th in the 10-team […]

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Anime Nation gets bigger, better in 2013

15 September 2013

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Anime Nation gets bigger, better in 2013

Anime Nation 2013 was the preferred spot for local anime enthusiasts, who turned out droves and brought popular characters to life with inventiveness and meticulous attention to detail. The annual showcase, which was staged by JA Cosplayaz in association with the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica at Waterfalls in Liguanea on August 10, gave eager […]

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High spirits at Denbigh 2013

15 September 2013

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High spirits at Denbigh 2013

J. Wray & Nephew Limited partnered with the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) for this year’s staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, which was held in May Pen from August 4 to 6. The event, which is widely acknowledged as the oldest and largest agricultural show in the English-speaking Caribbean, celebrated 61 years […]

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